The LEGO Group announced it has selected Boston for its future head office in the Americas, and will move its current office from Enfield, Connecticut by the end of 2026.
President of the LEGO Group in the Americas, Skip Kodak, said the move would support the business’s long-term growth ambitions to bring LEGO play to even more children in the US and the Americas region.
Kodak said: “Boston is ranked one of the best cities in the world to attract and retain talent. This, along with its world-class academic institutions, skilled workforce and great quality of life makes it an ideal location for our US head office. We have exciting plans for the next phase of growth and hope we can retain many of our current team, as well as attract new colleagues.”
The move to the new office will happen in a phased way beginning in mid-2025, 18 months from now, and completed by the end of 2026. Until then LEGO employees will work across two sites – the existing office in Enfield and the company’s LEGO Education office in Back Bay, Boston, where new roles will be located.
All colleagues based in Enfield will have a position in the new location and will receive relocation assistance if they wish to make the move. Colleagues who choose not to relocate will receive financial support and job placement assistance to transition to new opportunities outside the company.
Kodak said: “We’re grateful for our fantastic team and the support we’ve received in Connecticut over the past 50 years. This has allowed us to build a successful business and inspire millions of children. We wanted to give our people plenty of time to plan their futures, so will implement a gradual transition over the next few years.”
The LEGO Group opened its office in Enfield CT in 1975. The original site was home to a factory and warehouse, but the current location is only offices. The company will begin a search for a new office location in central Boston.
The LEGO Group will continue to support its existing local community partners in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
The LEGO Group currently employs approximately 2,600 people in the US where it has been operating since 1962. There are currently around 740 people working full-time from its Enfield office.
In June 2022, the company announced plans to build a US$1 billion carbon neutral run manufacturing facility in Virginia. Construction will commence in April 2023 and is due to be completed by the end of 2025. The company also operates more than 100 LEGO stores across the country, including a flagship store on 5th Ave, New York City. Its global headquarters are in Billund, Denmark where the company was founded 90 years ago.